Monday, January 12, 2009

From the Grandparents.

Howdy all. This is some thoughts from the grandparents.

God Is Good all the time. All the time God is Good!

We are Kenneth and Pam Lyles the parents of Josie’s mother and the very proud grandparents of this young lady. We also have twelve other grandyoungens. But today we want to focus on the one. (Well honestly, there have been many days we have focused on the one.) We pray the others will understand in time.

We do not know the outcome of this little miracle child. We do know regardless of the outcome, whether the Lord takes her now, or takes her later, she will spend eternity with Him. Not because anything she has done, but because of what He did for her on the cross of Calvary. And her response to that sacrifice. Simply with a child-like faith asking Him to forgive her of her sins, and to ask Him to come into her heart. The Bible says in Romans 3:23,24 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:”

She is very sick, even at the point of death, but even though we pray God’s will to be done, we are maybe, not really, but wanting to be, sincere. Our desire is for our will to be done, for God to heal her. In Daniel 3 we read about Nebuchadnezzaar, and the three Hebrew children. The king said at the end of vs. 15, “and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?” Look at what they told him in vs. 16. “we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.” Notice the “is able” and the “he will”. In life or in death they would be delivered. So, we will praise Him either way.

Let me write about her accomplishments with her short stay here in St. Louis.
So far, we have seen an outpouring of love that honestly I, did not know existed. Family that has been out of pocket for 5 years coming to give support. Calls, cards, texts, emails, visits from several different states. People wanting to come, asking to come, what can we do, you will call if you need us, and on and on and on. Folks, thank ya’ll so much! Who said God can’t heal! Not ‘sposed to but I love cinnamon rolls, I love cake, and I’m getting fatter. Even though, my wife keeps saying to stop stuffing my face. It’s Ms. Melanie and Mr. Reiders fault.

This is only the beginning. Yeah, I think big, but?

Now, let’s lick this calf over. This could be you and your family. How would you respond? Do you have that “Blessed Hope” that we are leaning on? John 3:16 say this, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” He gave His, ours is being taken. It’s hard but God is in control.

Thanks again to everyone!!

1 comment:

  1. Your family's strength during this time is amazing and a testament to the power of God. Thank you for sharing this and Josie is in my prayers. I missed being her teacher this year. She is such a blessing.
    Sherrie Hopper